Monday Night Football - Week 4

  • Aaron Jones is the top-rated running back and is priced at $8,400.
  • Marquez Valdez-Scantling is priced at $6,000.
  • Tyreek Hill is priced at $8,200.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a rare occasion, Week 4’s Monday Night Football action will feature a doubleheader starting with the New England Patriots taking on the Kansas City Chiefs and ending with the Atlanta Falcons going up against the Green Bay Packers.

Originally, Monday Night Football was supposed to feature just the Falcons and Packers but after Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton, tested positive for COVID-19, the league tested all players on the Chiefs and Patriots before rescheduling their game.

That being said, daily fantasy football GM’s have more players to choose from when setting their DFS lineups. With that, this lineup is only a suggestion and should be switched around to the creator’s liking.

Optimal DFS Lineup For MNF

  • QB – Aaron Rodgers, $8,300
  • RB – Aaron Jones, $8,400
  • RB – Todd Gurley, $6,600
  • WR – Tyreek Hill, $8,200
  • WR – Marquez Valdes-Scantling, $6,000
  • WR – Sammy Watkins, $5,700
  • TE – Robert Tonyan, $5,300
  • FLEX – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, $7,600
  • Defense – New England Patriots, $3,600

Starting at the top with the quarterback position, Aaron Rodgers is a wise choice here as he is the second-rated quarterback on legal betting sites for MNF behind Patrick Mahomes.

He has a favorable matchup with the Atlanta Falcons who are yet to win a game this season and also rank dead last against opposing quarterbacks. Just to give an idea of what Rodgers can do tonight, the Falcons have allowed 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns through three weeks already.

That being said, Rodgers could be in line for a big night.

Running Backs

Filling out the first running back slot is none other than Aaron Jones who has been an absolute animal this season so far. Jones has scored over 15 fantasy points in the first three weeks which includes a 43.6-point outing in Week 2.

Not to mention, Jones has scored a touchdown in every game this season so far and has also rushed for over 65 yards in every game. He has a solid matchup with a Falcons defense that 16 against the run and are coming off a Week 3 matchup where they allowed 130 rush yards.

Jones is expected to continue his offensive tear in Week 4.

The second running back slot is filled by Todd Gurley who has been able to put up solid numbers through the first three weeks.

Gurley does catch a break here against a Green Bay defense that ranks 30 in the NFL against opposing running backs. The Packers have already given up 345 rush yards and three touchdowns through three weeks and Gurley will look to make his mark as he has rushed for over 55 yards in each of his three games and has two touchdowns to his name.

Wide Receivers

The top receiver slot is filled out by Tyreek Hill who has been absolutely amazing through the first three weeks of the season as he has reeled in five receptions in each game and has also scored a touchdown in each game.

Hill brings great value as he is clearly the top receiving option on arguably the most explosive offense in the league. He also has a great matchup against the New England Patriots who rank 26 against opposing wide receivers.

The second receiver spot is taken by Marquez Valdes-Scantling who has the stars aligning for him to have a great game. MVS could be one of the most valued players on this roster as he is being seen as the WR1 for the Packers with Davante Adams ruled out and Allen Lazard on IR.

That being said, he is sure to reel in plenty of targets from Aaron Rodgers.

The final receiver slot is filled out by Sammy Watkins who is in the same boat as Tyreek Hill but obviously is not seen as the WR1. It helps that this is a pass-first offense that Watkins operates in as he is sure to bring in the targets needed to be an effective piece here.

Just some food for thought, Watkins has gained 20 targets in the Chiefs first three games of the season and could very well add to that here against a weaker Patriots receiving defense.

Tight End

This one could be a risk but Robert Tonyan has been very solid on this Green Bay Packers offense. He, like MVS, could also be in for a big night with two of the top receiving options on the team sidelined.

Tonyan has a great matchup with a Falcons defense that ranks 31 against opposing tight ends. Tonyan is being used as the top pass-catching tight end option for the Packers and has been an endzone threat as he has caught a touchdown in every game he has played.

FLEX

The Flex slot is filled out by Clyde Edwards-Helaire who has been having a very solid rookie season thus far. He has had some impressive outings against tough defenses such as the Rams who rank 30 and the Ravens who rank 29 against opposing running backs.

He has a nice matchup in Week 4 with the New England Patriots who rank 12 against opposing backs as they have allowed 367 rush yards thus far.

Defense

The defense slot here is taken by the New England Patriots. Some might think that this is a tough assignment for them, but they have stayed consistent thus far throughout the season.

They have muscled in five sacks, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns in just three weeks of play.

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